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At the forefront of the global insurance industry

Clients choose Freshfields as we specialize in large, complex and novel insurance M&A transactions and are at the forefront of complex regulatory matters impacting the global insurance industry. Our in-depth knowledge of the sector and world-leading M&A expertise mean that we can deliver in demanding circumstances.

We also advise on a wide range of other transactions for insurers. In particular, we have a strong track record in advising clients on complex Part VII transfers and other restructurings in the UK. In the reinsurance space, we advise on long-term and high-profile reinsurance transactions in the non-life and life sectors, including longevity swaps and pension scheme buy-outs.

We play a leading role in complex regulatory matters and industry-wide initiatives impacting the insurance industry. Often our advice has cross-border elements, for example advising insurers and reinsurers in relation to restructurings relating to Solvency II.

In what are some of the largest and most high-profile mandates in the market, we continue to advise a number of insurers and brokers in the aftermath of Brexit. This means providing complex and innovative structuring advice, including technical legal and regulatory analysis covering licensing, outsourcing, regulatory capital, consolidated supervision and resolution planning.

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